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									WICHITA PUBLIC SCHOOLS




Question                                                         Answer                                             Footnote


CALENDAR


School Year

What does the district consider the teacher contract year for
purposes of calculating the daily rate of pay?                   190

Does the district consider paid holidays part of its contract year?
(see FN for number of paid holidays counted)                         no
How many hours are students scheduled to be in school for the
2011-2012 school year? (11-12 elementary student year x             issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
elementary student school day)                                      documents

How many teachers days are on the 2011-2012 calendar
(excluding paid holidays)?                                       190


How many days is the teacher on-site without students?           17


How many days are students in school?                            173

How many student half-days are listed on the 2011-2012           issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
calendar?                                                        documents
                                                                   issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
What types of alternative schedules does the district have?        documents


School Day
How much time is the teacher required to be on-site beyond the
length of the student day? (This does not include time for
meetings)                                                      20 minutes                                                     This calculation is
                                                                                                                              based on a 7 hour, 10
                                                                                                                              minute teacher work
How long is the school day for elementary students?                6 hours, 50 minutes                                        day minus the 10
                                                                                                                              This calculation is
                                                                                                                              based on a 7 hour, 10
                                                                                                                              minute teacher work
How long is the school day for secondary students?                 6 hours, 50 minutes                                        The work the 10
                                                                                                                              day minusday is
                                                                                                                              extended to 7 hours, 50
How long is the scheduled workday for teachers? (total time                                                                   minutes once per week
scheduled on-site, including lunch)                                7 hours, 10 minutes                                        for professional learning


Preparation Time                                                   the teacher work day will be increased by 40 minutes one   The number of these
                                                                   day per week for Professional Learning Communities, a      days decreases for the
Is any of the teacher planning time designated for collaborative   framework that allows a school to function as a            2010-2011 school year
planning?                                                          collaborative learning organization                        from weekly to 17 per

                                                              issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
How many different preparations can a secondary teacher have? documents

                                                                   at least 3 hours, 40 minutes distributed in blocks of no
How much planning time does an elementary teacher receive?         less than 30 minutes


How much planning time does a secondary teacher receive?           3 hours, 40 minutes


What happens if a teacher loses a preparation period?              -monetary compensation
Faculty Meetings
                                                                                                                      Up to 2 additional
                                                                                                                      faculty meetings may
How often are faculty meetings held?                         no more than once a month                                be held per school year.

How much advance notice is required before a principal can
hold a faculty meeting?                                      48 hours

                                                                                                                      Faculty meeting time is
Is the amount of time for a faculty meeting capped?          yes                                                      capped at 60 minutes.


CLASS SIZE


Class Size Restrictions                                                                                               A class size review
                                                                                                                      procedure is in place for
                                                                                                                      teachers who believe
What is the class size restriction for special education?    no restriction, subject to class size review procedure   their class size to be
                                                                                                                      A class size review
                                                                                                                      procedure is in place for
                                                                                                                      teachers who believe
What is the class size restriction for prekindergarten?      no restriction, subject to class size review procedure   their class size to be
                                                                                                                      A class size review
                                                                                                                      procedure is in place for
                                                                                                                      teachers who believe
What is the class size restriction for kindergarten?         no restriction, subject to class size review procedure   their class size to be
                                                                                                                      A class size review
                                                                                                                      procedure is in place for
                                                                                                                      teachers who believe
What is the class size restriction for grade 1?              no restriction, subject to class size review procedure   their class size to be
                                                                                                                      A class size review
                                                                                                                      procedure is in place for
                                                                                                                      teachers who believe
What is the class size restriction for grade 2?              no restriction, subject to class size review procedure   their class size to be
                                                                                                                      A class size review
                                                                                                                      procedure is in place for
                                                                                                                      teachers who believe
What is the class size restriction for grade 3?              no restriction, subject to class size review procedure   their class size to be
                                                                                                                        A class size review
                                                                                                                        procedure is in place for
                                                                                                                        teachers who believe
What is the class size restriction for grade 4?                no restriction, subject to class size review procedure   their class size to be
                                                                                                                        A class size review
                                                                                                                        procedure is in place for
                                                                                                                        teachers who believe
What is the class size restriction for grade 5?                no restriction, subject to class size review procedure   their class size to be
                                                                                                                        A class size review
                                                                                                                        procedure is in place for
                                                                                                                        teachers who believe
What is the class size restriction for grade 6?                no restriction, subject to class size review procedure   their class size to be
                                                                                                                        A class size review
                                                                                                                        procedure is in place for
                                                                                                                        teachers who believe
What is the class size restriction for grade 7?                no restriction, subject to class size review procedure   their class size to be
                                                                                                                        A class size review
                                                                                                                        procedure is in place for
                                                                                                                        teachers who believe
What is the class size restriction for grade 8?                no restriction, subject to class size review procedure   their class size to be
                                                                                                                        A class size review
                                                                                                                        procedure is in place for
                                                                                                                        teachers who believe
What is the class size restriction for grades 9-12?            no restriction, subject to class size review procedure   their class size to bea
                                                                                                                        Teacher may initate
                                                                                                                        class size review
                                                                                                                        procedure with the
What happens when the class size limit is exceeded?                                                                     principal and school


COMPENSATION-FRINGE BENEFITS


Life Insurance
                                                                                                                        The district provides
                                                                                                                        $30,000 of coverage at
Does the teacher have to pay for basic life insurance?         no                                                       no charge.
If basic life insurance is not automatically included in the
benefits package, how much is the minimum premium that the
teacher has to pay?                                            n/a


Pensions/Retirement
                                                                district acknowledges policy which is mandated by state
What type of primary pension system is mandatory for teachers? law

What is the current employer contribution rates for pension?    issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
employee contribution rates?                                    documents

                                                                 issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Who pays the employer contribution?                             documents

                                                                 issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Who pays the employee contribution?                             documents

Is a supplemental pension system available to employees? If
so, what is the plan design of the supplemental option?         yes: defined contribution plan

                                                           issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
How many years must a teacher work before becoming vested? documents

Are teachers able to purchase service time to apply towards      issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
their pension?                                                  documents


Health Insurance

Is individual health insurance available at no cost to the
employee?                                                       yes

Is health insurance available to the employee's dependents at
no cost to the employee?                                        yes


COMPENSATION-SALARY


General Salary Information
Is there a statewide salary schedule or minimum salary?                no


Are uncertified teachers paid less than fully certified teachers?      uncertified teachers cannot be the teacher of record

After how many year(s) of service is a teacher eligible for a
longevity bonus?                                                       14 and every year thereafter

What adjustments to the salary schedule were made as a result
of the current economic crisis?                               no step movement

Can there be a salary freeze if a teacher receives a negative           issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
evaluation?                                                            documents


Structure of the Salary Schedule

Do teachers earn annual raises for completing an additional
year of teaching in the district?                                      yes
What is the average raise for earning an additional year of
experience? (reported as a percentage of the total increase in         Bachelor's lane: 2.40%
pay over the most districts earn raises forof the an additional year
Teachers in bachelor's or master's lane both salary schedule).         Master's lane: 2.98%
of experience and for 'cost of living.' What is the average 'cost
of living' adjustment? (reported as a percentage of change from
the previoustotal change in salary accounting for both earning
What is the year)                                                      0%
an additional year of experience as well as the 'cost of living
adjustment?' (reported as the percentage of change from the
previous year)                                                         0%
                                                                       12: BA, BA+10, BA+20, BA+30, MA, MA+10, MA+20,
                                                                       MA+30, MA+40/Ed. Sp., MA+50/Ed. Sp.+10, MA+60/Ed.
How many lanes are on the teacher's salary schedule?                   Sp.+20, PhD

What is the average difference between the master's and
bachelor's salary?                                                     4,741
How many years of experience does it take for a teacher to                Bachelor's lane: 7
reach the maximum salary?                                                 Master's lane: 11


Annual Salary

What is the annual salary for a fully certified, first year teacher
with a bachelor's degree?                                                 37,998

What is the annual salary for a teacher with a bachelor's degree
and 5 years of experience?                                       42,563

What is the maximum annual salary for a teacher with a
bachelor's degree?                                                        44,390

What is the annual salary for a fully certified, first year teacher
with a master's degree?                                                   40,367

What is the annual salary for a teacher with a master's degree
and 5 years of experience?                                                46,397

What is the maximum annual salary for a teacher with a
master's degree?                                                          53,633


Daily Rate of Pay

What is the daily on-site rate of pay for a fully certified, first year
teacher with a bachelor's degree?                                         199.99

What is the daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with a
bachelor's degree and 5 years of experience?                              224.02

What is the maximum daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with
a bachelor's degree?                                             233.63
What is the daily on-site rate of pay for a fully certified, first year
teacher with a master's degree?                                           212.46

What is the daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with a master's
degree and 5 years of experience?                                   244.19

What is the maximum daily on-site rate of pay for a teacher with
a master's degree?                                               282.28

                                                                          another public school district within the state
Starting Salary with Prior Work Experience                                another public school district outside the state
                                                                          private school
For what types of prior teaching experience can a teacher get             college or university
credit on the salary schedule?
What is the highest step for which a teacher who is new to the
district, but not new to teaching can qualify? (see FN for
differences between types of teaching experience)                         maximum step
Can a teacher get credit on the salary schedule for experience
in a subject-related profession? What is the maximum amount               issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
of credit awarded for subject-related experience?                         documents
Can a teacher get credit on the salary schedule for serving in
the military or Peace Corps? What is the maximum amount of                issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
credit awarded for military or Peace Corps experience?                    documents


Additional Pay for Supplemental Duties

What is the annual stipend awarded to a high school head
football coach?                                                           $6,315

What is the annual stipend awarded to a high school drama
sponsor?                                                                  $3,610


Differentiated Pay
                                                               issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Can a teacher earn additional pay on the basis of performance? documents

Can a teacher earn additional pay by working in a school         yes, teachers at Title I schools are eligible for bonuses of
classified by the district as "high-needs"?                      $1,500

Can a teacher earn additional pay by teaching subjects deemed issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
'hard to staff'?                                              documents

Can a teacher who has National Board certification earn
additional pay?                                                  $2,250 for the life of the certificate

Does the state or district offer financial support to cover National issue not addressed in the scope of NCTQ reviewed
Board certification fees?                                            documents


Tuition Reimbursement                                                                                                           The district offers tuition
                                                                                                                                reimbursement to
Does the district or state offer tuition reimbursement for        issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed                 teachers seeking
teachers?                                                        documents                                                      certification in special

                                                                 issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
What is the cap on tuition reimbursement for a single year?      documents
Must a course be related to the teacher's current or future
assignment or certification to be eligible for tuition           issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
reimbursement?                                                   documents

Must the teacher meet a grade requirement to be eligible for     issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
tuition reimbursement?                                           documents

Must the course have been approved by the administration to       issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
be eligible for reimbursement?                                   documents


DISMISSAL
Dismissals

Can the decision to dismiss a nontenured teacher during the       issue not addressed in the scope of NCTQ reviewed
term of the contract be appealed beyond the district level?      documents

Does policy make a connection between unsatisfactory
performance evaluation and possible teacher dismissal?

Can the district decide to extend the nontenured period if the    issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
principal is uncertain that the teacher should receive tenure?   documents


Does policy define ineffectiveness or incompetence?

Can a teacher appeal a dismissal decision beyond the district     issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
level?                                                           documents

                                                                 issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
What is the process for dismissal of an ineffective teacher?     documents

Does a district have to cite the causes for not renewing a
nontenured contract?                                             no

Does a nontenured teacher have any recourse if his/her           issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
contract is not renewed?                                         documents

By what date must a nontenured teacher be notified of non-
renewal of his/her contract?                                     May 1

                                                                 issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
When must a tenured teacher be notified of his/her dismissal?    documents


EVALUATION
The Evaluation Instrument


Is there a statewide teacher evaluation instrument?                no


Is peer review a component of teacher evaluations?                  no
                                                                   classroom observation                                     The teacher must set
                                                                   professional growth/development plan                      goals for student
                                                                   participation in professional development opportunities   achievement in his/her
What is the teacher required to be evaluated on?                   student achievement                                       professional growth


How does the teacher receive feedback following an evaluation? conference with evaluator
                                                               4: unsatisfactory, basic, proficient, distinguished

                                                                   ------ Answer ending 08/05/2011 ------
How many categories of ratings are there?                           no for nontenured yes proficient,
                                                                   4: unsatisfactory, basic,for tenured distinguished        For nontenured
                                                                                                                             teachers, 1 of 2
                                                                   ------ Answer ending 08/05/2011 ------                    observations is
Are evaluators required to give notice of an observation?           no                                                       announced.


Role of Student Achievement in Teacher Evaluation                  yes                                                       The teacher must set
                                                                                                                             goals for student
Can student performance, however measured, be factored into        ------ Answer ending 01/19/2011 ------                    achievement in his/her
teacher evalautions?                                               issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed             professional growth plan

Must a teacher show evidence of student achievement to pass
the evaluation?                                                    no                                                        The teacher may use
                                                                                                                             standardized test
Can objective measurements of student achievement, such as                                                                   results as one line of
standardized test results, be factored into teacher evaluations?   yes                                                       evidence of successful


Evaluation Requirements for Nontenured Teachers
How frequently are nontenured teachers evaluated?                once a year                                              .

What is the minimum number of times a nontenured teacher
must be observed?                                                2

What is the required minimum length of an observation for a
nontenured teacher?                                              30 minutes


Evaluation Requirements for Tenured Teachers

                                                                  summative evaluation once every three years-formative
What is the frequency of evaluations for tenured teachers?       in off years

Is the frequency of evaluation reduced for tenured teachers who issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
have a record of satisfactory performance?                      documents

What is the minimum number of times a tenured teacher must
be observed?                                                     1


What is the minimum length of a tenured teacher's observation? 30 minutes


Consequences of a Negative Evaluation

Does policy make a connection between unsatisfactory
performance evaluation and possible teacher dismissal?


Does policy define ineffectiveness or incompetence?

Can the district decide to extend the nontenured period if the    issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
principal is uncertain that the teacher should receive tenure?   documents
Can a teacher with a negative evaluation voluntarily transfer to       issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
another school?                                                       documents                                        Only an alleged abuse
Can the teacher file a grievance or formally appeal an                                                                 of this process shall be
evaluation rating if there are no acknowledged procedural                                                              subject to the grievance
violations?                                                           no                                               procedure. The

Can a teacher request a second evaluation from a different             issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
evaluator?                                                            documents

Can there be a salary freeze if a teacher receives a negative          issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
evaluation?                                                           documents


GENERAL EMPLOYMENT PROVISIONS


General Employment Provisions

By what date must a teacher give notification that he/she
intends to resign or retire?                                          May 15                                           Certificated employees
                                                                                                                       who leave the district
Is there a penalty for a teacher who fails to notify the district that                                                 under terms that are not
he/she intends to resign/retire by the district's deadline?            yes                                             mutually agreeable

What is the minimum number of years of experience that a
teacher must have in a district before tenure is granted?             3 years


Working Conditions

Does the school district provide legal assistance to teachers          issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
sued for actions taken in carrying out their work?                    documents

Does the school district reimburse for damage to a teacher's
property incurred on school grounds? If so, for what amount?          yes - reimbursements not to exceed $1200.00
Teacher Conduct


Is there a dress code for teachers?                              yes, "appropriate manner"


Personnel File                                                                                                    Materials of a
                                                                                                                  derogatory nature may
Can the results of a negative evaluation ever be removed from                                                     be removed after 3
a teacher's personnel file?                                      yes                                              years.


Student Behavior

Does a teacher have the right to remove a disruptive student
from the classroom?                                              yes

Do teachers have the right to refuse a student's return to the
classroom?                                                       yes

Must a teacher be notified of a disruptive student's behavior     issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
history?                                                         documents


Is corporal punishment permitted?                                no


GRIEVANCES


Teacher Rights in the Grievance Procedure

If a teacher takes leave during the grievance process, does
he/she suffer a loss of leave or pay?                            no
About which areas of the agreement may a teacher not file a                                                              non renewal of
grievance?                                                                                                               probationary contract.

Is there language protecting a teacher from repercussions for
filing a grievance?                                               yes

Who must pay for a substitute so that a teacher may attend an      issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
arbitration hearing or hearing before the board?                  documents

Can a record of the grievance be kept in teacher's official
personnel file?                                                    no
                                                                  group
                                                                  other
                                                                  grievances involving authority higher than principal   those in which the
What types of grievances qualify for an expedited arbitration?                                                           teacher fears reprisal.
                                                                                                                         Only an alleged abuse
Can the teacher file a grievance or formally appeal an                                                                   of this process shall be
evaluation rating if there are no acknowledged procedural                                                                subject to the grievance
violations?                                                       no                                                     procedure. The


Grievance Procedure


Is there an informal process for resolving a grievance?           yes

How many days does a teacher have to first address a
grievance?                                                        14 days                                                The union may file an
                                                                                                                         alternate Level I
                                                                                                                         grievance if there is
With whom does the teacher file an initial formal grievance?      -principal and/or immediate supervisor                 concern that the

How many steps occur in the grievance process (both informal
and formal) before arbitration begins?                            3
What is the approximate maximum amount of time allowed for
the grievance process, where specified in the contract or board
policy?                                                           127 days
In the event that a grievance goes to arbitration, what party pays                                                       each party pays its own
for the costs of arbitration?                                                                                            expenses.BP 4531 says
                                                                                                                         However,
                                                                                                                         that final decision lies
In the final step of a grievance at the district level, who makes                                                        with the board of
the final decision regarding the grievance?                           outside arbitrator                                 education.

Is an arbitration or board of education decision concerning a
filed grievance final and binding?                                    yes


LAYOFFS


Layoffs


What is the notification deadline for teacher layoffs?                30 days prior to layoffs

In the case of a layoff, is seniority determined at the school level issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
or district level?                                                   documents                                           Nontenured teachers by
                                                                                                                         seniority first, tenured
Does a teacher's performance in the classroom factor into                                                                on plans of assistance
decisions about which teachers are laid off?                          yes                                                second


Do principals have any say in determining who gets laid off?          no                                                 The criteria for
                                                                                                                         dismissal: #1 - positions
Are layoffs made according to reverse seniority within area of                                                           that havefirst
certification?                                                                                                           probationary followed
                                                                                                                         If two or more teachers
                                                                                                                         remain equally eligible
                                                                                                                         for selection, the order
When layoffs occur, how is a tie in seniority broken?                                                                    of selection of those
If a layoff occurs, are laid-off teachers then given any
preference if the district later needs to hire teachers? (including
notification, guaranteed interviews, mandatory re-hiring etc.)        yes: teachers rehired in reverse order of layoff
How long does a laid off teacher retain recall rights?              2 years


LEAVE


Sick Leave                                                                                                               Teachers at an
                                                                                                                         extended day/year
                                                                                                                         school receive 13.5 sick
How many sick days is a teacher issued each year?                   12                                                   days.


Can unused sick days carry over from one year to the next?          yes

What is the maximum number of sick days that a teacher can
accumulate?                                                         no maximum
                                                                                                                         Teachers join the sick
                                                                                                                         bank by donating 1 day
Can a teacher donate sick leave to a sick leave bank?               yes                                                  of leave.

After how many days of absence does a teacher have to
provide medical documentation for sick leave?                       5 or when abuse of leave is suspected

Does the district have the right to request medical certification
from a district-approved doctor?                                    yes
                                                                                                                         Paternity leave allowed
How much maternity leave can teachers take? (Note paternity                                                              for 3 days and adoptive
leave in the footnote)                                              1 semester or 1 year                                 leave for 10 days.


Personal Leave


How many personal days is a teacher issued each year?               3 (years 1 - 19); 4 (years 20 - 24); 5 (years 25+)
Is personal leave taken from sick leave?                         yes

What is the total number of sick and personal leave days
combined?                                                        12


Can unused personal days carry over from one year to the next? n/a                                                         Restrictions do not
                                                               first and last 5 days of school, to extend non-working or   apply if teacher will be
                                                               conference release days, professional days, addendum        attending a child's
When are leave days restricted or subject to refusal?          contracts of 20 days or fewer                               graduation.
                                                               temporary active duty, court/jury duty, curriculum, joint
                                                               study, instruction, visitation, school business, natural
What other types of paid leave does the district offer?        disaster


Leave for Professional Development                                                                                         Purpose of sabbatical
                                                                                                                           must be for formal, full-
                                                                                                                           time study at a college
Can a teacher ever take a sabbatical leave?                      yes                                                       or university.

How many years of service are required for a teacher to be
eligible for a sabbatical leave?                                 7                                                         Teachers are paid 50%
                                                                                                                           of regular salary if leave
                                                                                                                           is for 1 year and 100%
How much is a teacher paid during sabbatical?                    50% of salary                                             if for 1 semester.
                                                                                                                           formal full time study
                                                                                                                           and commitment to
What are the eligibility conditions for sabbatical, apart from                                                             return to the district for
years of service?                                                                                                          1 year.

Is there additional leave for any professional development that
takes place outside of the district?                            yes
How many hours or days of professional development leave can
a teacher take over and above the professional development      issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
days already scheduled by the district?                         documents
Attendance Incentives

Can a teacher earn additional pay or leave days for                issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
demonstrating good job attendance?                                documents

What is the amount or range of pay that a teacher can earn for    issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
demonstrating good job attendance?                                documents

Can a teacher receive payment for unused sick leave at the end issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
of each school year?                                           documents

At what rate can teachers receive payment for unused sick         issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
leave at the end of a school year?                                documents

Can a teacher receive payment for unused sick leave at
retirement?                                                       yes

At what rate can teachers receive payment for unused sick
leave at retirement?                                              $30/day
What is the maximum payment for unused sick leave at
retirement for a teacher with a master's degree and 30 years of
experience in the district?                                       $10,800


NEW TEACHER INDUCTION


Mentors
                                                                                                                   A mentor and a peer
                                                                                                                   consultant are assigned
Is a mentor available to a new teacher?                           yes                                              to each resources
                                                                                                                   Human new teacher.
                                                                                                                   states that mentorship
                                                                                                                   is 1 year. CBA states
How long is the mentorship program for a new teacher?             up to one year                                   that mentorship is
                                                                                                                supervisor in
                                                                                                                collaboration with the
Who selects teachers to be mentors?                                                                             new teacher.

Is it expected that a mentor will have experience in subject    issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
area/grade related to the teacher's teaching assignment?        documents                                       Peer consultant must
                                                                                                                have 5 years of
What is the minimum number of years of experience a teacher     issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed   classroom experience.
must have to be eligible to be a mentor?                        documents                                       No requirements stated

                                                                issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Is a mentor paid?                                               documents


Are mentors provided with training?                             yes
                                                                                                                Policy states up to 7
Does a mentor have reduced teaching responsibilities or                                                         hours of release time
release time?                                                   yes                                             may be needed.

                                                                issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Does a mentor observe the teacher teaching?                     documents

                                                                issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Do mentors serve teachers at more than one school?              documents

If a mentor is site-based, is the mentor required to have       issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
experience at the school he or she serves?                      documents


Summer Orientation


Is there a summer orientation for new teachers?                 yes

How long is the standard summer orientation that the district
provides for new teachers?                                      3 days
TENURE


Role of Tenure on Teacher Assignment and Employment

Can the district decide to extend the nontenured period if the      issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
principal is uncertain that the teacher should receive tenure?     documents

How long is the probationary term when a tenured teacher
transfers districts within the state?                              2 years

Is a teacher required to demonstrate student growth prior to        issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
being awarded tenure?                                              documents

What is the minimum number of years of experience that a
teacher must have in a district before tenure is granted?          3 years


TRANSFER & ASSIGNMENT


Voluntary Transfers

How long does a teacher have to be in a single school before       issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
s/he can apply to transfer to another school?                      documents


Do voluntary transfers apply for vacancies directly to the school? no, submit transfer form to HR

Can a teacher with a negative evaluation voluntarily transfer to    issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
another school?                                                    documents

Can a teacher apply to transfer to a different school before        issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
he/she achieves tenure?                                            documents
Are principals and/or site selection committees allowed to         issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
interview voluntary transfer applicants?                          documents
Are principals and/or site selection committees allowed to select
voluntary transfer applicants to hire? If not, then how are
voluntary transfers assigned to schools?                          no, recommended by HR

Do principals have access to a teacher's evaluation ratings as        issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
part of his/her transfer application?                                 documents


Identifying Involuntary Transfers Due to Excessing

Before excessing occurs, does the district ask for or accept          issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
volunteers?                                                           documents

Are teachers identified for excessing in reverse order of             issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
seniority?                                                            documents

Other than seniority, what factors does the district use to identify issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
teachers for excessing?                                              documents

Do principals have any discretion in determining which teachers issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
will be excessed?                                               documents

Which teaching positions are protected from excessing under            issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
the district's collective bargaining agreement?                       documents

                                                                       issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Can a teacher with a negative evaluation be excessed? or
Separate from excessing, does the district allow principals           documents
other administrators to involuntarily transfer a teacher to another   yes, unique program requirements; personal or
school? If so, for what reasons is he/she allowed to initiate such    professional problems; staff racial balance;
a transfer?                                                           recommendation of building or administraive personnel


Placing Excessed Teachers
When a teacher has been identified for excessing, how does          issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
s/he apply for a new position?                                      documents

Can excessed teachers apply to as many positions as they            issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
wish?                                                               documents

Are principals and/or site selection committees allowed to         issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
interview excessed transfer applicants?                           documents
Are principals and/or site selection committees allowed to select
excessed transfer applicants to hire? If not, then how are
excessed teachers assigned to schools?                            no, recommended by HR

Do principals have the right to refuse the assignment of an          issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
excessed teacher to their schools?                                  documents

Do excessed teachers have the right to refuse a school              issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
assignment?                                                         documents

What happens to excessed teachers who cannot find new               issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
assignments?                                                        documents


Role of Seniority

Do more senior teachers who voluntarily transfer have greater       issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
choice in their school placement than less senior teachers?         documents

Do more senior teachers who have been excessed have greater         issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
choice in their school placement than less senior teachers?         documents
If excessed teachers are assigned by the district, does the
district consider a teacher's seniority when assigning him/her to   issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
a new school?                                                       documents


Timeline for Transfers
                                                                    issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
When does the district invite and place voluntary transfers?        documents

                                                                    issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
When does the district notify and place excessed teachers?          documents

Are internal transfers given priority over new hires for vacant     issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
positions?                                                          documents

                                                                     issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ-reviewed
Which type of transfer is placed first: voluntary or excessed?      documents


UNION RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES


Union Role

Must a principal or school administrator meet with union             issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
representatives on a regular basis?                                 documents

Do union presidents continue to accrue seniority from the            issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
district while on leave?                                            documents

Do union presidents receive any compensation from the district issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
(salary/benefits) while on leave?                                   documents
After a union official has served in a leadership role in the union
and taken leave from his/her district, can s/he return to his/her    issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
previous position in the district?                                  documents

Is some time at faculty meetings required to be allotted to union    issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
matters?                                                            documents
Is leave available for a teacher to attend union associated
activities (not counting leave given to elected union
representatives)?                                                   yes
Who pays for a substitute when a teacher attends union               issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
functions (if that teacher is not an elected union representative)? documents

Does a teacher who is a union representative have fewer school issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
related responsibilities than other teachers?                  documents


Waivers

Is there a waiver or variance provision for portions of or the
entire collective bargaining agreement?                          yes

                                                                 issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Do teachers have a vote in a request for a waiver?               documents

                                                                 issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
What requirements must be met for a waiver to be approved?       documents

                                                                 issue not addressed on scope of NCTQ reviewed
How long is a waiver in effect?                                  documents

                                                                  issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed
Can a waiver be renewed?                                         documents
                       Source: CBA (or
                       bargained
                       provision), district
                       policy, state law,
Citation               practice




Wichita CBA 2009-
2011: p. 5, Art. III A 1
a                        CBA
Wichita CBA 2009-
2011: p. 5, Art. III A 1
a                        CBA


                       CBA

2011-2012 School
Year Calendar          CBA

2011-2012 School
Year Calendar          CBA

2011-2012 School
Year Calendar          CBA

2011-2012 School
Year Calendar          CBA
                      CBA




Wichita CBA 2009-
2011: p. 8, Art. IV A 6 CBA
Wichita CBA 2009-
2011: p. 7, Art. IV A
1, p. 8, Art. IV A 6    CBA
Wichita CBA 2009-
2011: p. 7, Art. IV A
1, p. 8, Art. IV A 6    CBA

Wichita CBA 2009-
2011: p. 7, Art. IV A 1 CBA




Wichita CBA 2009-
2011: p. 7, Art. IV A 2 CBA


                      CBA

Wichita CBA 2009-
2011: p. 9, Art. IV B 1 CBA

Wichita CBA 2009-
2011: p. 9, Art. IV B 1 CBA

Wichita CBA 2009-
2011: p. 24, Art. V I 2 CBA
Wichita CBA 2009-
2011: p. 8, Art. IV A 4 CBA

Wichita CBA 2009-
2011: p. 8, Art. IV A 4 CBA

Wichita CBA 2009-
2011: p. 8, Art. IV A 4 CBA




Wichita CBA 2009 -
2011: p. 26, Art. VI   CBA

Wichita CBA 2009 -
2011: p. 26, Art. VI   CBA

Wichita CBA 2009 -
2011: p. 26, Art. VI   CBA

Wichita CBA 2009 -
2011: p. 26, Art. VI   CBA

Wichita CBA 2009 -
2011: p. 26, Art. VI   CBA

Wichita CBA 2009 -
2011: p. 26, Art. VI   CBA
Wichita CBA 2009 -
2011: p. 26, Art. VI   CBA

Wichita CBA 2009 -
2011: p. 26, Art. VI   CBA

Wichita CBA 2009 -
2011: p. 26, Art. VI   CBA

Wichita CBA 2009 -
2011: p. 26, Art. VI   CBA

Wichita CBA 2009 -
2011: p. 26, Art. VI   CBA

Wichita CBA 2009 -
2011: p. 26, Art. VI   CBA

Wichita CBA 2009 -
2011: p. 26, Art. VI   CBA




Wichita CBA 2009-
2011: p. 33, Art. IX
Sec. E                 CBA
Wichita CBA 2009-
2011: p. 33, Art. IX
Sec. E                 CBA
Wichita CBA 2009-
2011: p. 32, Art. IX B CBA


                        CBA


                        CBA


                        CBA

Wichita CBA 2009-
2011: p. 25, Art. V K   CBA


                        CBA


                        CBA




Wichita CBA 2009-
2011: p. 33, Art. IX
Sec. F                  CBA
Wichita CBA 2009-
2011: p. 33, Art. IX
Sec. F                  CBA
                      CBA

Wichita Board Policy:
P4027                 CBA

Wichita CBA 2009-
2011: p. 25, Art. V J 2 CBA

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule              CBA


                      CBA




2010-2011 Salary
Schedule              CBA

2009-2010 Salary
Schedule            CBA
2009-2010 Salary
Schedule; 2010-2011
Salary Schedule     CBA
2009-2010 Salary
Schedule, 2010-2011
Salary Schedule     CBA

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule              CBA

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule              CBA
2010-2011 Salary
Schedule           CBA




2010-2011 Salary
Schedule           CBA

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule           CBA

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule           CBA

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule           CBA

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule           CBA

2010-2011 Salary
Schedule           CBA




2010-2011 Salary
Schedule, 2010-2011
School Year Calendar CBA
2010-2011 Salary
Schedule, 2010-2011
School Year Calendar CBA
2010-2011 Salary
Schedule, 2010-2011
School Year Calendar CBA
2010-2011 Salary
Schedule, 2010-2011
School Year Calendar CBA
2010-2011 Salary
Schedule, 2010-2011
School Year Calendar CBA
2010-2011 Salary
Schedule, 2010-2011
School Year Calendar CBA




Wichita CBA 2009-
2011: pp. 11-12, Art.
VA4b                    CBA
Wichita CBA 2009-
2011: pp. 11-12, Art.
VA4b                    CBA


                        CBA


                        CBA




2009-2010 Salary
Schedule                CBA

2009-2010 Salary
Schedule                CBA
                        CBA

Wichita Board Policy:
P4028                 CBA


                        CBA

Wichita CBA 2009-
2011: p. 25, Art. V L   CBA


                        CBA



http://www.usd259.co
m/NR/rdonlyres/B6D
DA20B-122C-4675-
816D-                CBA


                        CBA


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                      CBA


                      CBA


                      CBA


                      CBA


Wichita BP 4220       CBA


                      CBA

Wichita District BP
4220                  CBA


                      CBA
Kansas Statute 72-
9004                    CBA
Wichita 2010-2011
Pilot Evaluation
System                  CBA
Wichita 2010-2011
Pilot Evaluation
System 2010-2011
Wichita                 CBA
Pilot Evaluation
System, pp. 16, 18,
20                      CBA
Wichita 2010-2011
Pilot Evaluation
System, p. 21           CBA
Wichita 2010-2011
Pilot Evaluation
System pp. 15, 18, 20   CBA




Wichita 2010-2011
Pilot Evaluation
System                  CBA
Wichita 2010-2011
Pilot Evaluation
System                  CBA
Wichita 2010-2011
Pilot Evaluation
System, p. 28           CBA
Wichita 2010-2011
Pilot Evaluation
System, pp. 15, 18   CBA
Wichita 2010-2011
Pilot Evaluation
System, pp. 15, 18   CBA
Wichita 2010-2011
Pilot Evaluation
System, pp. 15, 18   CBA




Wichita 2010-2011
Pilot Evaluation
System, p. 20        CBA


                     CBA
Wichita 2010-2011
Pilot Evaluation
System, p. 20        CBA
Wichita 2010-2011
Pilot Evaluation
System, p. 20        CBA




                     CBA


                     CBA


                     CBA
                      CBA

Wichita BP P4522
1.d.                  CBA


                      CBA


                      CBA




Wichita District BP
P4221                 CBA

Wichita District BP
P4221                 CBA


Wichita BP P4220      CBA




Wichita Public         CBA
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: p.29, Art. VII.G
and Wichita BP 4510 CBA
Wichita Public
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: p. 48, Art. XII,
B                        CBA




Wichita CBA 2008-
2009: Art. XIV, para.
7                        CBA



Wichita Public
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: p. 30, Art.
VIII.A.4 and Wichita CBA
Wichita Public
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: p. 30, Art. VIII,
A4 and Wichita BP       CBA


                         CBA
Wichita Public
Schools Board
Policy: 1463             CBA




Wichita Public
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: p. 73, Art. XIX CBA
Wichita Public
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: p. 27, Art. VII,
B                      CBA
Wichita Public
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: p. 73, Art. XIX CBA


                         CBA
Wichita Public
Schools CBA 2009-
Wichita 73, Art.
2011: p.Public XIX       CBA
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: pp. 68-73, Art.
XIX                      CBA

Wichita BP P4522
1.d.                     CBA



Wichita Public
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: p. 68, Art. XIX,
C
Wichita Public           CBA
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: p. 68, Art. XIX,
C
Wichita Public           CBA
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: p. 68, Art.
XIX, D Public
Wichita                  CBA
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: pp. 68-73, Art.
XIX, C, D
Wichita Public           CBA
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: pp. 68-73, Art.
XIX                      CBA
Wichita Public
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: p. 68, Art. XIX,
F
Wichita Public         CBA
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: p. 71, Art.
XIX, F Public
Wichita                CBA
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: p. 71, Art. XIX,
F                      CBA




Wichita 2009-2011
CBA: Art. XVIII, sec.
C. 1                    CBA


                        CBA
Wichita 2009-2011
CBA: Art. XVIII, sec.
A, para. 3              CBA
Wichita 2009-2011
CBA: Art. XVIII, sec.
A, para. 3              CBA
Wichita 2009-2011
CBA: Art. XVIII, sec.
B, para. 1              CBA
Wichita 2009-2011
CBA: Art. XVIII, sec.
B, para. 2              CBA
Wichita 2009-2011
CBA: Art. XVIII, sec.
D.                      CBA
Wichita CBA, 2009-
2011: Art. XVIII, sec.
D. para. 1             CBA




Wichita CBA, 2009-
2011: p. 37, Art.
X.A.1.(a)               CBA
Wichita CBA, 2009-
2011: p. 38, Art.
X.A.1.(b)               CBA
Wichita CBA, 2009-
2011: p. 38, Art.
X.A.1.(b)               CBA
Wichita CBA, 2009-
2011: p. 38, Art.
IX.M.1-3                CBA
Wichita CBA, 2009-
2011: p. 40, Art.
X.A.1.(e)               CBA
Wichita CBA, 2009-
2011: p. 43, Art.
X.B.2(j) CBA, 2009-
Wichita                 CBA
2011: p. 39, Art.
X.A.1(c).5, 6; p. 41,
Art. X.B.1              CBA




Wichita CBA, 2009-
2011: p. 39, Art.
X.A.1.(c).3             CBA
Wichita CBA, 2009-
2011: p. 39, Art.
X.A.1.(c)               CBA
Wichita CBA, 2009-
2011: pp. 37-39, Art.
X.A.1.(a), (c)          CBA


                        CBA
Wichita CBA, 2009-
2011: p. 39, Art.
X.A.1(c).3              CBA
Wichita CBA, 2009-
2011: pp. 40 - 41,
Art. X.A.2              CBA




Wichita CBA, 2009-
2011: pp. 43-44, Art.
X.C.1                   CBA
Wichita CBA, 2009-
2011: p. 44, Art.
X.C.2.(a)               CBA
Wichita CBA, 2009-
2011: p. 44, Art.
X.C.5                   CBA
Wichita CBA, 2009-
2011: p. 44, Art.
X.C.1, 2                CBA
Wichita CBA, 2009-
2011: p. 41, Art.
X.A.2.(d)               CBA


                        CBA
                       CBA


                       CBA


                       CBA


                       CBA
Wichita CBA, 2009-
2011: p. 35, Art.
IX.G.2                 CBA
Wichita CBA, 2009-
2011: p. 35, Art.
IX.G.2                 CBA
Wichita CBA, 2009-
2011: p. 35, Art.
IX.G.2                 CBA




Wichita Public
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: p. 57, Art. XV
Section Public
Wichita D.2 and        CBA
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: p. 57, Art. XV
Section D, E and       CBA
Wichita Public
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: p. 58, Art. XV
Section D.2(e)            CBA



Wichita Public            CBA
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: p. 60, Art. XV
Section G.4               CBA



Wichita Public            CBA
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: p. 57, Art. XV
Section Public and
Wichita D.2(a)            CBA
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: p. 57, Art. XV
Section D.2(a)            CBA


                          CBA


                          CBA


                          CBA



Wichita Public
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: pp. 5-6, Art. III
Section Public
Wichita A.2 and           CBA
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: pp. 5-6, Art. III
Section A.2 and           CBA
                     CBA

Wichita evaluation
handbook, p. 4       CBA


                     CBA


Wichita BP P4220     CBA




                     CBA

Wichita Public
Schools BP 4030      CBA


                     CBA


                     CBA
                  CBA

Wichita Public
Schools BP 4030   CBA


                  CBA




                  CBA


                  CBA


                  CBA


                  CBA


                  CBA


                  CBA

Wichita Public
Schools BP 4030   CBA
                  CBA


                  CBA


                  CBA

Wichita Public
Schools BP 4030   CBA


                  CBA


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                  CBA


                  CBA


                  CBA
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                    CBA


                    CBA


                    CBA


                    CBA



Wichita Public      CBA
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: p. 65, Art.
XVII.B.6            CBA
                         CBA


                         CBA




Wichita Public
Schools CBA 2009-
2011: p. 4, Art. II, F   CBA


                         CBA


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